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Poster: light into ashes Date: Mar 5, 2009 12:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for the best of '72-'74

Wouldn't the 43-minute Dark Star scare you away, grendel? You're always saying this is your least favorite kind of Dead jam....

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 5, 2009 2:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for the best of '72-'74

Well, I can't throw out the baby with the bathwater...what I do with most of those '73-'74 DS's (and did so w/this one) is listen to about the first 20-25 minutes, or until Jerry sings the 2nd verse (sometimes, granted, there isn't one), then move on as they get to the stupid feedback/nonsense sections, and go on thru the show...

Good example is 11/11/73...FANTASTIC Dark Star up until the 2nd verse, then it degrades into junk...

anyway, overall this 12/6/73 show is too good to let one tune ruin it. You gotta listen to that HCS....instantly my favorite--and again--No Donna to ruin the choruses!!!!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 5, 2009 10:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for the best of '72-'74

That HCS from 12/6 is absolutely the sexiest thing in that show and maybe the entire year. I also appreciate the long Dark Star just for the audacity of it. China -> Rider is also huge at this show. Very, very good versions of some others, including GSET, TLEO and Eyes. Just a great all-around evening of GD from Donna-free 73.